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laetrile Tweet Definition of laetrile Like Definition of laetrile on Facebook
noun
  1. A drug, derived from the amygdalin of apricot kernels, once thought capable of destroying cancer cells by the release of cyanide
laxative Tweet Definition of laxative Like Definition of laxative on Facebook
noun
  1. any substance, such as a food or in the form of a medicine which has a laxative effect.
adjective
  1. having the effect of moving the bowels, or aiding digestion and preventing constipation.
liniment Tweet Definition of liniment Like Definition of liniment on Facebook
noun (Plural:liniments)
  1. A topical medical preparation intended to be rubbed into the skin with friction, such as to relieve symptoms of arthritis.
liquor Tweet Definition of liquor Like Definition of liquor on Facebook
noun
  1. Strong alcoholic drink derived from fermentation and distillation (American English)
  2. liquid obtained by cooking meat or vegetables (or both)
verb
  1. (intransitive) To drink liquor, usually to excess.
  2. (transitive) To cause someone to drink liquor, usually to excess.
lithium Tweet Definition of lithium Like Definition of lithium on Facebook
noun
  1. (element) The simplest alkali metal, the lightest solid element, and the third lightest chemical element (symbol Li) with an atomic number of 3.
  2. (pharmaceutical drug) lithium carbonate, Lithium carbonate or other preparations of lithium metal used to treat manic depression and bipolar disorders.
local Tweet Definition of local Like Definition of local on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who lives nearby.
It's easy to tell the locals from the tourists.
  1. A branch of a an nationwide organization such as a trade union.
I'm in the TWU, too. Local 6.
  1. (rail transport) A train that stops at all, or almost all, stations between its origin and destination, including very small ones.
The expresses skipped my station, so I had to take a local.
  1. One's nearest or regularly frequented public house or bar.
adjective
  1. From or in a nearby location
We prefer local produce.
loperamide Tweet Definition of loperamide Like Definition of loperamide on Facebook
noun
  1. A drug effective against diarrhea resulting from gastroenteritis or inflammatory bowel disease. category:Pharmaceutical drugs
lotion Tweet Definition of lotion Like Definition of lotion on Facebook
noun
  1. A low- to medium-viscosity topical preparation intended for application to unbroken skin.

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